Who watched Imagine last night? I was glued to it as it followed Ian Rankin in the process of writing his next book. I have to admit I have never read one of his books or watched the TV series Rebus but watching Ian with his file of newspaper cuttings, notes written on napkins and anything else he had at the time will be very familiar with fellow writers. Some of what he said was rather comforting - like he'll do anything to put off starting to write and well over half way through the book he admitted to not knowing where it was going. He had highs and lows, times when he didn't think the book was working and had doubts about the whole thing. He always comes to a wavering point around page 64, I think it was, with each book he writes. This is a man who has written more than 25 books - there is hope for us all!
If you haven't seen the programme it is well worth watching - pick it up on BBC iPlayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01nw51c/imagine..._Winter_2012_Ian_Rankin_and_the_Case_of_the_Disappearing_Detective/